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Aaronetta Edmunds holds the photos of her grandparents (Robert and Edith Brooks and their children taken in 1898.


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The first African slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia, in the 16th century and slavery was practiced in the country until the Civil War, when the Union army freed 4 million slaves and President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which stated that slaves within any states would be forever free.

By Diane DeHamer February 15, 2017
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